RECORD-BREAKING crowd numbers ensured the St Michael’s Hospice Plant Fair was the most successful in its history.

More than 1,700 people attended the two-day event, raising over £16,000 for the Herefordshire charity. 

A large number of hospice supporters had grown plants to be sold at the fair, alongside an array of traders’ products and, for the first time this year, an Artisan Market.


“The Plant Fair truly is a community event, with growers, stall holders and visitors all helping contribute to its success,” said Gaynor Warren, events and community fundraiser at St Michael’s.

“We couldn’t have wished for better weather on the Saturday, and to see our beautiful Hospice grounds visited by so many people was particularly special.

“One of the most endearing aspects of the Plant Fair is that it allows patients and their loved ones to stroll around the grounds, browsing the items for sale. Events like the Plant Fair provide a vital source of income which goes straight towards the care and support provided by St Michael’s.  

“I must also say a huge thank you to our event sponsors, Lyonshall Nurseries, for their continued support and dedication to the Plant Fair, and St Michael’s as a whole. It’s greatly appreciated.”   

The Fair took place in the extensive gardens of St Michael’s which are tended to by a team of volunteers.

They will be open for the public to explore on Sunday, July 9 from 2pm to 5pm. 

You can find out more information here


To book, and for more details about the St Michael’s Hospice 2023 Open Gardens season, just click here